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Old 01-23-2016, 09:32 PM   #1
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Tow vehicle hitch ball height for a 21

I did not find a specific answer to the question in the threads so I'm here to ask what the hitch ball height is for a 21. I'll be picking mine up in a couple of weeks and that's the last question I need answered. My tow vehicle is a 2002 GMC Sierra Duramax 2500HD with stock ride height and 4wd. I would imagine I need to drop the ball a fair amount. Any assistance you can provide is much appreciated.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:56 AM   #2
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top of ball for my 21

My jeep GC is about 20in. to top of the ball but my WDH moves it up or down.

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Old 01-24-2016, 11:25 AM   #3
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I towed my 21 home from the factory with a HD 2500 that had a 2000 lb. camper on it. The tongue weight of the empty trailer hardly caused the truck to settle at all and the trailer was level with a ball height of 20.25 inches (ground to top of ball). Since then I have towed the loaded trailer with a lightly loaded 1500 series truck and use a ball height of 21.5 inches to get a level trailer.
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Old 01-24-2016, 12:45 PM   #4
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I have a 2002 Chevy 2500HD Duramax Crewcab that has about a 1/2"-3/4" sacked left rear spring. I plan to install air bags like these to deal with that plus any general drop problems before we pick our 21 up in July.

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You can add air individually to balance things out as I understand it.
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Old 01-24-2016, 08:22 PM   #5
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I had one 12v outlet on each side of the trailer near the wheels. Great for a 12v tire compressor. Someone on the forum pitched the idea when I was reading up on build sheets.
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Old 01-28-2016, 11:03 AM   #6
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My 21' is level when the top of the ball is 22" off the ground. I don't think that we have even an inch of sag when hitched to our Tundra, so you would probably be good at 21" or 21.5". I'm told that a little nose-up is better than nose-down, so maybe even 22" would be fine?

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